SHEIKHUPURA/GUJRANWALA/CHINIOT/

JHANG/SARGODHA/MINCHINABAD/

HAFIZABAD

At least 27 persons including six women and three minor boys were killed in different incidents and mishaps over the past 48 hours.

According to details, in Sheikhupura three passengers including a woman were killed while 14 others sustained injuries two of them critical in a traffic accident near Ucha Pind on Muridke-Narang Road here the other day. As per reports, a packed-to-capacity van was on the way to Narowal from Muridke when near Ucha Pind a speeding Mazda Mini-Truck, coming from the opposite direction, rammed into the van.

As a result Maqboolan Bibi, Sher Muhammad and Abdullah died on the spot. While 14 others sustained injuries, four of them identified as Ghulam Rasool, Tofail, Shahbaz and Mubashar were referred to Mayo Hospital Lahore to their critical condition. The Narang Police have launched investigation into the incident.

In another incident, a youth was killed in a dacoity while his mother-in-law sustained critical injuries near Safdarabad.

The incident occurred when Mehmood Ali along with his mother-in-law Zahida Bibi was on the way to Safdarabad. When they reached near canal bridge five unidentified highwaymen intercepted them. However, on putting up resistance the outlaws opened fire, killing Mehmood instantly and his mother-in-law got injured. The fleeing criminals took away gold ornament, cash and the bike with them. The Safdarabad Police launched investigation into the incident.

In another incident, a woman committed suicide after taking poisonous pills here in Rana Town on Saturday. The deceased Kiran Shahzadi ended her life after a quarrel with her husband over a domestic dispute. The Ferozewala Police have started investigation into the incident.

In Jhang, a man was killed over a land dispute here in 20-Ghagh Shorkot the other day.  As per details, Manzer and Ghulam Ali, residents of Mauza 20-Ghagh situated in the remit of Shorkot Cantt Police attacked Muhammad Ramzan with axes and killed him over a land dispute.

On the application of the deceased’s brother Muhammad Zafar the police concerned registered a case against two nominated culprits.

In another road mishap a man was killed. Reportedly, Muhammad Sharif, a resident of Mauza Padrian Wala was on the way when suddenly his bike collided with another bike coming from the opposite direction. Resultantly, he sustained critical wounds and breathed his last on the spot.  Similarly in another road mishap which took place on Jhang-Multan Road a young man and a minor child were killed.

As per details, a young man namely Yasir, three-year-old Abdul Basit, Muneeza, Aleshba Maryam and Amina Batool were going on a motorcycle. When they reached near Coca Cola Agency a speeding passenger van hit the bike. Resultantly, three-year-old Abdul Basit died on the spot while Yasir breathed his last on the way to hospital while other three children were admitted to THQ Hospital Shorkot.

In Gujranwala, four cousins died in a road accident here the other day. As per details, 30-year-old Qaiser Naveed, his cousins 20-year-old Mehwish, 17-year-old Misbah and 12-year-old Anas, residents of Chak Virkan went to Qadirabad barrage for a picnic. On the way back their motorcycle collided with a van near Dera Shah Jamal Kot Ladha. Resultantly all the four cousins died on the spot. The police shifted the dead bodies to DHQ hospital for autopsy.

In Chiniot three killed in different incidents and over 100 injured during eid festivities. The Chiniot remained attraction for thousands of youth from other cities including Faisalabad, Sargodha, Pindi Bhattian, Bhowana and adjoining towns who came to visit the scenic places of Chiniot and enjoy Eid holidays on the bank of River Chenab. The youth did wheelies; posed stunts and raced with motorbikes having unassembled silencers. But these dangerous tricks resulted in killing of three youth and injuries to over 100 people in three days of Eid.  Nabeel Ahmad is one of the youth from Faisalabad who struck other with motorbike due to high speed on Faisalabad Road and died on the spot. While Qasim; Shakeel and Latif on other bike sustained serious injuries. Despite ban on bathing and swimming in river, many of the youth opted for it and Arshid Ali was drowned while swimming in the river whose body could not be recovered so far.  Similarly Ali Sher of Chiniot city was crossing road near River chenab when a speeding truck crushed him to death on the spot. Meanwhile, dozens of incidents of motorcycles and rickshaws accidents were reported and DHQ Hospital sources confirmed treatment of over 100 minor casualties during Eid days in various incidents.  In another incident Ijaz Ahmad of village Chak 148/JB was going to offer Eid prayer with his friends Hamid and Nasir when his opponents Mursaleen along with his accomplices opened fire, killing Ijaz on the spot while his friends sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Allied Hospital in critical condition.

Meanwhile, in Sargodha, at least four persons were killed in separate mishaps. According to details, in village Saidal Bangla armed accused gunned down Shehbaz Rehan over old enmity. The accused fled away. A Fesco employee namely Ashraf Sobhi was on the way back home on Sargodha-Faisalabad Road when he reached near Marriam Town a speeding car hit him. Resultantly he died on the spot.

Similarly in another collusion of two motorbikes on Deowal Road, a motorcyclist identified as Abdul Sattar was killed while another Junaid got injured and was rushed to hospital in critical condition. Furthermore, wife of Muhammad Rizwan was also killed in a road accident.

On the other hand in Minchinabad, a 20-year-old youth committed suicide by jumping into Fordwah Canal after getting angry with his mother over a petty issue.

As per detail, a youth identified as Saifullh Arain, resident of Chongi No-4, committed suicide by jumping into Fordwah Canal. Saifullah wished to have meat in the dinner while her mother prepared dinner without meat, said family members. Saifullah got angry and left his house the other night.

The other night, some passersby spotted his body floating in the canal and informed police. The Minchinabad Police with the help of local divers fished out the body and initiated an investigation into the case. The police found three mobile sims and a slip from the pocket of the deceased on which two contact numbers were written. When the police dialled one of the numbers, the family members came to the police station and identified the body.

In HAFIZABAD, two women were killed in two different incidents here on Saturday.  According to police source, Farzana Bibi, a resident of Fateki Village had a dispute on the ownership of a house with her brother-in-law Afzal. The other day, Farzana, mother of four children was engaged in housework when her brother-in-law Afzal shot at and killed her on-the-spot. The police have registered a case and are investigation.

Meanwhile, Tehmina Bibi along with her relative was on the way to village Sagar Kalan on a bike when she fell down from the bike due to bumpy road, resultantly she received fatal injuries and was shifted to DHQ Hospital where she breathed her last. In Burewala, a youth was killed while three others sustained serious injuries when two motorcycles collided at Chak 505/EB road here the other night.

As per details, Muhammad Afzal, a resident of Chak 128/EB along with his friend was going to Burewala on his motorcycle when he reached near Chak 505/EB. The motorcycle collided with another motorcycle coming from the opposite direction. Resultantly Muhammad Afzal and others including Muhammad Hussnain, Hafiz Muhammad Naeem sustained serious injuries and were rushed to THQ hospital where Afzal expired due to head injuries while leg of Muhammad Hussnain was broken and others also received injured.

An 11-month-old baby boy was electrocuted after touching the cable of iron at Mujahid colony here.

Ahmar Riaz Sadaf, son of Muhammad Riaz Sadaf, a resident of Mujahid Colony was playing in home when he suddenly touched a cable of iron while his mother was ironing clothes and was electrocuted on the spot.